Viñales takes the lead in MotoGP in Jerez

Maverick Viñales It has been the benchmark in the return of the competition to Jerez for the start of the Andalusian Grand Prix, the first in history since the Jerez circuit usually hosts the Spanish Motorcycle Grand Prix and that was its nomenclature in the GP of the last week. The one from Roses dominated with his 1’37 ”063 by 0” 142 to his teammate Valentino Rossi and by 0 ”307 to KTM rookie Brad Binder.

Viñales, Rossi, Binder, Morbideli, Pol Espargaró, Oliveira, Miller, Nakagami, Aleix Espargaró and Dovizioso have provisionally passed to Q2 after this FP1 that was much faster than the one a week ago and led today absent Marc Márquez with 1’37 ”350.

The champion has spent the entire session of Free 1 at the Mobile Clinic with an eye on the television while performing the express recovery of his right arm with his trusted physiotherapist Carlos García. The Repsol Honda team is not scheduled to hit the track today and will leave it for this Saturday. To qualify for the race you need to make a time within 107% of who leads the FP3 or FP4 and thus have the option to play the qualifier.

Yamaha and KTM have been the great dominators of this new contact with Jerez and you can see that they already have a good base from last week because the times have come quickly at the time of the final time attack. Sunday’s winner and World Cup leader Fabio Quartararo He has gone from attacking the clock in this session and his best time is with worn tires, so he finished as the last Yamaha and 13th at 0 ”829 in Viñales.

If Márquez has made the impasse to FP1, the other two injured men, Cal Crutchlow, recently operated on a scaphoid fracture in the left wrist and Àlex Rins, with a fracture of the head of the humerus and a muscle and ligaments due to a dislocation of the right shoulder. Little by little they have made 18 and 8 turns, respectively, and finished 20th and 21st, that is, penultimate and last.